Hi, everyone! Misha here!
Looks like it's my turn this issue, huh? This time, I'll continue answering questions with Lady Shurelia. Here is the corner where we answer thoroughly and earnestly all technical questions you might have about the world setting of Ar tonelico.
If there are any questions that get you all "I really wanna know! Please answer them seriously!", then please send them to this corner.
When you do, make sure to put the sentence
For the Technical Service Center"
in any place of your message when you send it. Be careful about it, as if you don't write that, we might end up overlooking your question.
This is for the Technical Service Center.
It might be better if I could send it to Mir, but since it'd be so difficult, I'll ask Lady Shurelia instead. How is Ayatane's body structured?
We were told he's a virus, but he can eat as normal... Since he was brought back from death by Mir once, is he different from the Reyvateils?
Yes, it means it's my turn! Kyuu kyuu!
It's true that Ayatane's body is made through Song Magic. And speaking in practical terms, if you follow his roots you will end up at the same place where the Song Magic Misha and I use originates from, but there is an important difference he has from them. It is that if Mir's will, which serves as his mother gets interrupted and disappears, the Tower of Ar tonelico which processes his manifestation on the physical plane, will be unable to continue keeping him in a material form.
As for how he died once... I think that actually happened, but that doesn't mean he died for real. He just fell in a hibernation-like state.
In one of the previous submissions, it was said that "rain made by Song Magic doesn't have the same composition as natural water". So what I'd like to ask is if it'd be possible to make Song Magic-made rain to have the same composition as natural rainwater.
For example, we can make Charbroiled BBQ by firing Flame Shots to normal BBQ, so we can say these magical fireballs have the burning property of the "fire". Is this because it is common knowledge that natural fire can burn things?
On a more extreme case, if a Reyvateil knew "fire as something that doesn't burn things" used these magical fireballs, would she produce fireballs that can't burn anything? Or does the Tower adapt to the general knowledge of the singer as one of the stages for the execution of magic?
It's a sensitive topic on which there are many vague points, so I'd be very glad if you could answer these questions.
The fact rain produced by Song Magic may or may not have the composition of natural rain changes depending on the singer who crafted it.
Depending on the singer, it can even become a rain with different properties that has even better effects than natural one. Or so I could say, but the singer must accurately know how rain is composed, as otherwise it'll generally result in fresh water that has no properties.
In other words, it's because Song Magic creates matter or manifests physical phenomena according to the feelings of the singer.
Therefore, as long as the singer can truly imagine things like lukewarm fire or even cold flames, and has an unflinching will to make them, it isn't impossible for her to craft them.
However, I think it's very difficult for normal people to imagine things to that extent. Therefore, it is preferable to have a good framework of general knowledge in order to eliminate all absurd ideas.
And well, this ends today's issue of the Technical Service Center.
It's gotten pretty peaceful lately, and I've begung judging that Lady Shurelia can do it by herself, so from the next issue, I'll step back for a while to see how she does.
As for me... maybe I'll get my own corner about something too.
I'll need to think about it for a while.
And August is finally coming to an end, huh? ...No, it's ended already...
Lately it, time flies by so fast it seems like a lie. Yesterday was Monday, and now it's Friday already.
I've even begun thinking that the passage of time seems to be actually getting faster with each day, as it's going by ridiculously quickly.
During my student days, a 30-minute recess was enough to eat breakfast and even spend a long while playing around, but now it seems like these same 30 minutess pass by in a blink. Looks like we were very proficient at using these 30 minutes in a lot of things when we were students!